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PAKISTAN was hit by a giant 5 magnitude 9 earthquake that caused frightened locals to flee into the streets

Tremors can be felt in cities across the country, including the capital Islamabad, as well as in northern India

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 59 on the Richter scale and centered 35 km west of Tajikistan in Central Asia

According to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), the earthquake occurred at a depth of 86 km

Tremors could be felt across the country, including the capital Islamabad and northwestern Peshawar and even as far as the eastern city of Lahore, which borders India

Cracks have also been reported in some houses in northern Kashmir, said the Indian Meteorological Office (IMD) with

A witness told Reuters that a wall had collapsed near the northern Indian city of Amritsar, but there were no reports of victims

And in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir, locals told Reuters that after the quake, fearful families flooded the streets

The Kashmir region was already destroyed by an earthquake in 2005, in which more than 86000 people were killed and 2 people died8 million displaced persons

Asif Maqbool, a resident of Muzaffarabad, told Reuters, “I thought it was the same as what hit us in 2005. My kids started crying”

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